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Improvements For Yosemite’s Scenic Vistas

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Yosemite Valley, CA– Yosemite National Park is planning to make improvements to its important viewpoints and vistas.

The Scenic Vista Management Plan Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is now available for public review. This document records the decision of the National Park Service to restore and protect scenic resources as described in the Selected Action of the FONSI. The purpose of the plan is to develop a program to document, protect, and reestablish Yosemite’s viewpoints and vistas.

This plan considers which vistas the park will treat, how the park will prioritize treatments, and the extent of the treatments.

Alterations at vista points within the Wild and Scenic River Corridors, of the Merced River and the Tuolumne River, will be addressed under each river plan. Within the first year of the plan, plans for work at approximately 24 sites will be posted and available for public review on the National Park Service’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment in the spring of 2012. Work at the vista locations are expected to begin in the fall of 2012.

More information about the plan can be found at Yosemite’s website at

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